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Loïc Louraco AKA ThIs Is ShIt’s Songwriting Survival Kit – Songwriting Magazine

Loïc Louraco AKA ThIs Is ShIt’s Songwriting Survival Kit – Songwriting Magazine
ThIs Is ShIt's survival kit

ThIs Is ShIt’s survival package

The electro producer combines instruments from each the analog and digital worlds with a purpose to form his distinctive hybrid sound

Paris electro outfit ThIs Is ShIt just lately returned with new single Y.Two, their first single since their acclaimed 2021 debut album ///. Although lacking among the rockier sounds that made the album such an intriguing mix of genres, the brand new track nonetheless brings collectively a singular sound mosaic, bursting with the colors of techno, French contact and synth-pop. With lots of the rock/metallic thrives added once they scale up for giant reside exhibits, the tracks are then reconfigured once more when producer and songwriter Loïc Louraco performs his dance units.

Right here, Louraco talks us by way of the package that’s wanted to create such a uniquely morphing sound…

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These days it’s certainly a very powerful and artistic companion for many musical genres. For myself, I do all the pieces with it, additionally utilizing it each on the studio and on stage, so I can’t do something for the music I compose with out it.

I’ve on it my pedalboard for the guitar, all my analog, synthesizers, my beloved bundle results, and each software to push my private creativity boundaries.

In regards to the composition course of, it additionally has a major place. Not simply coming into the primary steps like manufacturing, inventive combine or common combine, due to course I can develop some concepts with these steps, however principally as a result of I can compose and experiment with any instrument on it (drums, bass, guitar and plenty of others).

ThIs Is ShIt. Photo: Lola Demarquez

ThIs Is ShIt. Photograph: Lola Demarquez


My common and primary instrument. It has has all the time accompanied my composer/musician profession. The contact is fairly exhausting on it, however I prefer it that approach, it pushes me to play extra aggressively on it.

In regards to the composition course of, I’ve no guidelines:

  • Generally I jam endlessly on new tracks whereas recording, after which I hear to decide on one of the best elements for me.
  • Generally I write and take a look at notes on my DAW by way of a guitar VSTi, to put in writing one thing exact. After which once I’m proud of it, I file the half with my guitar.
  • And generally I simply know what file precisely.


I exploit completely different sizes of MIDI controllers, however probably the most compact that I may carry all over the place is my [Akai] LPK25. I additionally use the laptop computer keyboard for easy notes modifying.


For the studio I’m used to and love the KRK or the HS sequence to work with, however for travelling I take my Ultrasone PRO 900 headphones, which might be flat monitoring headphones and have a bit extra space than different headphones.

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As an “in-the-box” creator, I exploit plenty of completely different instruments on Ableton Reside, however I like to dig inside sounds from explicit gear: all of the unimaginable Arturia analog synthesizers and racks, VCV Rack 2 for the modular expertise, Soundtoys’ results for the sound design creativity insanity, and plenty of historic digital VSTs, like Native Devices or Purpose Studio.

Y.Two is out now. For all the newest music and data about ThIs Is ShIt, take a look at fb.com/ThisIsShitmusic


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